The climate crisis: An opportunity for India

The threat of global warming facing the world has opened a new path to growth for India that will only advance its economic prospects


Illustration: Binay Sinha

Shyam Saran
The Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just been released. It has only confirmed the dire consequences that await humanity if urgent action is not taken to mitigate the key drivers of global warming. The following observations from the AR6 introduction are particularly telling: “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean, and land. Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean cryosphere and biosphere have occurred.”

It may be noted that the IPCC is not talking about changes which may take place in the future. It is stating unambiguously that various significant impacts of climate change have already taken place. These may in fact be irreversible. So our challenge now
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First Published: Aug 11 2021 | 10:25 PM IST

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